New beginnings are always a great time! I am constantly in awe of the resoluteness one needs for the closing of the door behind to walk slowly but assuredly away from one’s comfort. And then how soon it can be followed by the exhilaration and anticipation of new worlds to be found in the opening of the doors ahead.
This is where I find myself. Wanting… Maybe even needing… to enter a new unexplored world. Yet I still enjoy and find fulfillment and rest in the world in which I presently reside.
Living simultaneously in two worlds… It can’t last forever… But while it does, I will enjoy the ride.
With a look of stern consternation, Margaret stared at the bowls as she carefully winnowed the weevils from the grains.
Having finished the bowl in its entirety, she tactfully, and unobtrusively, tossed the pests upon the open flames.
With a pop and a sear, they was vanquished.
Evelyn turned a blind eye to the reprehensible sounds.
Margaret had been with her since before she had married Winston. Now, with the passing of Winston, and the asperity brought on by the horrific collections revealed in his death, Margaret was all that truly remained as her fortress.
Unabashed, Evelyn joined Margaret at the ovens. The first loaves were needing to be removed from the fires and greased.
As teens, on a whim, the girls had become renown in their small town as exquisite bakers.
Necessity was requiring them to renew their once frivolous undertakings for survival.
I used to go out for a delicious steak meal… Now, I have discovered that for the price of that ONE steak meal, I can have my favorite steak meal THREE TIMES!
One carefully seared steak fillet, deliciously seasoned… served with a huge helping of fries flavored with sea salt. An ice-chilled glass of Mountain Dew would complete my meal. Simple, yet magnificent.
Dessert… A banana split. Peaked with three vanilla soft-serve pyramids topping the banana. One pyramid covered in chocolate syrup. One with strawberry, One wiht pineapple. Then, of course, you must have a sprinkling of walnuts and coconut flakes.
Until today’s post… I had forgotten the cake!!!!
I am not a cake person. I prefer fruit pies….
But for my birthday… A slice of German Chocolate Cake… Or Red-Velvet Cake… Or Cheesecake with caramel drizzle… Or a Carrot Cake with a French vanilla icing…What the heck!!! Why not all FOUR!
Birthdays are for celebrations. By the time you are my age… a birthday celebration needs to last for at least a week!!!
I think at 60-years-of-age…. there ought to be Birth Month celebrations… not just a birthday!!!!
Written for The Daily Post: The Art and Craft of Blogging. Cake
“I suppose the whirling of the blades spooked them.”
“Are you kidding? Didn’t you see Barron light the fireworks? He said he was going to send Tiffany off with a bang.”
“Thank God, she and Ross were not on the stallions!”
“Don’t go any lower.”
“If we could only nudge them toward Central Park. That would be so much safer than the bypasses.”
“Doesn’t matter… Traffic’s at a standstill. Mayor’s orders. Block all seventeen blocks.”
“I know that millionaires and billionaires are eccentric, but leaving the church to ride to the airport on snow-white Arabians…. Now that’s got to be a first.”
“It was a beautiful ceremony. Hard to believe, just like her step-mother Melania, Tiffany doesn’t need a $20,000 gown. She was gorgeous in a gown of her own $200 design. They said it, and fourteen other classic designs, are showing with a designer in Vogue.”
“Let’s radio in that we found them. I’m sure the newlyweds have already jetted to The Isles by now.”
If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it? (You can always sell the yacht later)
Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Plus what would the 8th dwarf’s name be?
Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Complete this sentence: I like watching…
#1. If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it? (You can always sell the yacht later)
If I received a yacht today to enjoy, I would christen the yacht PIQ QO’ (This is Klingon for to future worlds.(I have spent this Labor Day Weekend enjoying Star Trek. ) I would keep it to enjoy for a year or two… then sell it for a spacecraft!
#2. Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Plus what would the 8th dwarf’s name be?
At this present time, I seem to have the characteristics of Sleepy. The new dwarf that Snow White needs in her quiver of dwarves…. Resolute.
#3. Name a song or two which are included on the soundtrack to your life?
The Theme from ROCKY: The Eye of the Tiger
The Theme from Superman
The Theme from Star Wars
Yep…. Bit of a hero complex??????
#4. Complete this sentence: I like watching…
I like birdwatching. Every hero has to do something mild-mannered with his down time!